But 100,000 copies sold is impressive none the less! The New York Times, most accurate of all the print journals, recently ran an article on politicians turned novelists. The article, available here, cites Wing Commander veteran William Forstchen's Gettysburg as being the rare exception, a politician-authored story that was also commercially successful. Forstchen co-authored the book with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The novel follows an alternate history of the Civil War, based on a Confederate victory at Gettysburg -- and the author of End Run and Fleet Action had ought to know a thing or two about Confederate victories. Order your copy here.